I read these questions which had great information: How can I keep my identity anonymous as a website owner/administrator? and How much can I trust Tor?, however I wonder if this is too extreme for my situation.
What I mean by this is I am not in a life or death scenario, however I want to keep my artist name anonymous. Basically, I do not want the fame that comes with the popularity of producing art people like. If I ever do "blow up," I wouldn't want someone to be able to find my identity through social media or my website, it may hurt my chances of staying anonymous. With this said, I want to know just how "lax" you can be when keeping your identity anonymous.
Here is my specific question as the last edit was too broad:
If I use my artist social media accounts, launch an artist website (which I pay through a prepaid credit/gift card), and only provide my personal name to the website provider (maybe just use my artist name?), and do all this without a live OS (and TOR/VPN), would someone still be able to find out who I am? If so, how easy would it be?
That's the basic premise of this question. I don't want to have to use a live OS because, for example, I don't know if this would even work as I would be uploading my work to the internet for my fans/following. Plus I would be using my phone often when connecting with fans which wouldn't have the live OS.